DeLoach wins long jump, shatters meet record in 60 hurdles

January 23, 2016

Janay Deloach Track and FieldJanay DeLoach of Fairbanks had a good day at the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs.

She beat an Olympian and shattered a meet record.

The 2016 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee won the women’s long jump by a full meter and prevailed in the 60-meter hurdles with a record time, beating fellow Olympian Lolo Jones, to boot.

Her time of 7.94 seconds beat the old mark of 8.04 that had stood for 19 years.

DeLoach, of Eielson High fame, continues to crush it in the long jump, no matter what foot she jumps off.

The 30-year-old jumped 22 feet, 1.75 inches or 6.75 meters. She beat the second-place jumper by more than three feet.

A broken left ankle in 2013 forced her to abandon her traditional takeoff and switch to using her right leg. She still managed to qualify for last year’s World Championships and became first woman to jump 6.95 meters off either leg.

In the finals of the hurdles, DeLoach beat Jones, who ran 8.0 and also beat the previous record.

DeLoach, a former Olympic bronze medalist, is a professional sponsored by Nike.